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Old 21 June 2006, 08:26   #11
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absolutely useless

We thought we would give safeboatskin a go this year. Boat was launched in April and is now covered in weed. Conclusion; it does not work.
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Old 21 June 2006, 09:47   #12
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We thought we would give safeboatskin a go this year. Boat was launched in April and is now covered in weed. Conclusion; it does not work.
How much use does/did the boat get?

I didn't bother using it again this year (after having a similar experience to you) but mine stays reasonably clean nowadays due to the amount of use it gets. I'm still getting a little bit of growth on the tubes at the back and on the leg and transom.

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Old 21 June 2006, 10:08   #13
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Boat is in the water all the time and gets used on a regular basis i.e. 2 or 3 times a week. I think if the boat is in the water permanently SBS is not going to make much difference. I am tempted to use www.coppercoat.com next year.
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Old 21 June 2006, 15:51   #14
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Unfortunatlely I have just bought 2 bottles. I plan to keep my RIB on a pontoon for about 6 weeks at a time and then wash it off and relaunch. I am not keen on antifouling for well known reasons. If safeboatskin is ineffective will the resultant marine growth damage the hull or just mean a lot of "elbow grease" when it comes out of water?
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Old 21 June 2006, 16:18   #15
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Unfortunatlely I have just bought 2 bottles. I plan to keep my RIB on a pontoon for about 6 weeks at a time and then wash it off and relaunch. I am not keen on antifouling for well known reasons. If safeboatskin is ineffective will the resultant marine growth damage the hull or just mean a lot of "elbow grease" when it comes out of water?
The bloke I bought mine from never antifouled it and it has a few little shell like white things on it but that is all. After about 3-4 weeks out of the water on the trailer, they start looking a bit thirsty and then start to fall off

Mine has some green staining on the tubes but I have some tube cleaner on order which should hopefully blitz that.

He reckoned that there was nothing here that would actually attack either tubes or GRP but I don't know if that is true elsewhere in the world.
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Old 21 June 2006, 16:38   #16
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maybe its Irish Wildlife!!

I too decided to give SBS a try - on the tubes and drive ( the hull ' s anit-fouled).

Mixed results - some effect on the tubes , less on the drive - the green stuff does come off more easily, but not as effective as I'd hoped.

Its been in use for 6 weeks or so at this stage - I'll keep you posted.

It suggests 4 coats in the instructions

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Old 22 June 2006, 04:12   #17
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Paul,
You may find that when it comes to your 6 week clean up the weed comes off more easily. Now you've got the SBS you might as well give it a go. I don't think you'll damage the hull unless you start getting agressive with the scrubbing or use abrasive cleaning materials.
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Old 22 June 2006, 04:47   #18
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I will give it a go. I will just have to hope that the cooler waters up here will not support as much growth as in Jersey.
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Sugest you read this first before purchasing, pics available

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....793#post266793
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